Professional development at Sinclair is a process for gaining the knowledge, skills, and competencies which contribute to the mission of the College. It is a process involving change which improves learning. There are three levels of development:
Professional development is a means to an end. The means involves the knowledge, skills, and competencies of individuals participating in the three levels of development outlined above. The end involves the answer to two questions:
When the professional development initiative was created at Sinclair early in the 1970’s, the President and Board of Trustees felt it was important to extend learning to all elements of the college—faculty, administration, staff and students. These learning opportunities extended well beyond the classroom and supported growth for all employment categories. This remains the guiding tenet of professional development at Sinclair—learning opportunities for ALL people.
In September 2008, SDIC was divided into two separate organizations. SDIC as we know it, continued for support, administrative, and professional staff. Professional development for all faculty was absorbed by the Center for Teaching and Learning.